Previously Health Studies BA (Hons), this course has been updated to reflect the latest developments in the sector.
This degree course is an interprofessional and dynamic science course, providing an opportunity for students to understand and analyse contemporary developments in health and social care. We’ve structured the course to enable students to tailor their learning to fit specific career interests, build their confidence and acquire specialist skills sought by employers.
You’ll study personal and academic development, the psychological and sociological theory of health and illness, health and welfare, health improvement and lifestyle, social research methods, health and disease in communities, and health promotion and public health. You’ll also have the opportunity to choose from elective modules in year three including ageing and health, mental health and wellbeing, and social exclusion and health. In addition, your final year will give you the opportunity to apply the knowledge you have learned by producing a health intervention report, where you will make recommendations on how to improve access to healthcare for all.
- Our course content and teaching are designed to help you secure jobs in the healthcare sector by developing skills sought by graduate employers.
- You can tailor your learning to your career interests, helping you develop specialist knowledge along with the transferable skills needed for a diverse range of career opportunities.
- Join a supportive learning environment where all students benefit from the guidance of a personal tutor throughout their studies.
- You will study a range of topics including psychological and social aspects of health and illness, debates and dilemmas in health and social care and mental health and wellbeing.
- Gain experience within the Health and Wellbeing in Professional Contexts module, where you can take advantage of placement opportunities in a variety of health and social care settings.
- Gain international experience related to your studies through our DMU Global programme, which has previously involved our students exploring poverty in Florida, supporting refugees in Berlin and considering diversity and inequality in New York.
- Graduates go on to careers in social work, and health promotion with charitable organisations or local councils as well as progressing onto further study. The course is also an excellent foundation for postgraduate study, including the Masters by Research MA/MSc at DMU.